I created an outlook Add-In with NetOffice and Visual Studio Express 2013. It works fine on my development computer, but I'm scratching my head over how to deploy it to other computers. I googled a lot and found many sites, but none of them got me started for
I only have Visual Studio Express which lacks the necessary features
The explanations start at a very high level and presume basic knowledge about what needs to be done. I simply don't understand them.
Does anybody have a pointer where a complete Newbie with basic free tools can learn how to do it?
Jan 24 at 6:07 AM
You need to create a setup to deploy your solution and you have no idea how - right?
You can create easily an .MSI or Wix project - unfortunately your VS 2013 Express Version do not support that.
You have to 2 options - upgrade your Visual Studio to the Visual Studio Community Edition or downgrade your Visual Studio to VS 2010 Prof./Enterprise.
(I recommend the last option - but this is only my personal opinion)
I installed the Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition and Wix. So I'm at the starting point to create an installer.
The questions now is, what do I have to add to my *.wxs file?
I found some help here:
When I compile my Outlook Addin, the following files are created in the "Release"-Folder:
Do I have to include all these files to the *.wxs file? Including the xml-files?
More important: I have to register the addin in the registry. Which dll's do I have to register and to which registry key?
Is there a NetOffice help which explains this in simple terms?